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Happy Birthday Greetings TerriLynn (Kyrielle Sonnet)

 

Happy birthday dear TerriLynn

This is your time to take a spin

Get out, celebrate, spend some dough

Pop the cork and let bubbles flow

May your days be merry and bright

And your nights be filled with delight

Let you hair hang low as you grow

Pop the cork and let bubbles flow

 

Get clean and call a limousine

Step pass mean folk ’cause you are lean

This is your time, let your smile glow

Pop the cork and let bubbles flow

 

Happy birthday dear TerriLynn

Pop the cork and let bubbles flow

 

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Notes:  The Kyrielle Sonnet was once a very popular French form of poetry starting back in the middle ages. It normally has fourteen lines. It consists of three rhyming quatrain stanzas and a non-rhyming couplet at the end. The sonnet has a repeating line or phrase as a refrain in the last line of each stanza, which must rhyme with the preceding line.  Each line within the sonnet consists of eight syllables. The sonnet was first used by the French with the first and last line of the first quatrain normally as the ending couplet. This process reinforces the refrain within the sonnet. The rhyming scheme for the Kyrielle Sonnet normally is consists of the following pattern: AabB, ccbB, ddbB, AB -or- AbaB, cbcB, dbdB, AB. Each quatrain normally ends with the same phrase, word or line.  Normally, French poetry forms link back to the beginning of the poem; as a result, a standard practice is to use the first and last line of the first quatrain as the ending couplet. This serves as a reinforcement of the refrain in each stanza.